“The dummy of Harold and the Purple Crayon came this morning, and I’ve just read it. I don’t know what to say about it. It doesn’t seem to be a good children’s book to me but I’m often wrong – “
From a letter to Crockett Johnson, November 22, 1954, from his editor, Ursula Nordstrom. Read the rest in Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, collected and edited by Leonard Marcus, Harpercollins, 1998.
Today is Crockett Johnson’s birthday. 1906 – 1975.